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1. Worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary behavior.
2. Serving as a model.
3. Serving as an illustration; typical.
4. Serving as a warning; admonitory.

[From Middle English exaumplarie, exemplere, an exemplar; see exemplar.]

ex′em·plar′i·ly (ĕg′zəm-plâr′ə-lē) adv.
ex·em′pla·ri·ness, ex′em·plar′i·ty (ĕg′zəm-plăr′ĭ-tē) n.


the quality of being exemplary
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is based on their economic importance for both European and Chinese fruit and vegetable production, but also for their exemplarity in representing different production systems (field + greenhouse vegetables and ligneous perennial).
5) Augustine initiates a transposition of the Neoplatonic metaphysics of exemplarity into christological terms to express the relationship of the human soul and God, but in so doing, he bequeaths theological tensions to his medieval readers.
Complementary punishment is a criminal sanction, besides constraint acts in the directions of re-education and exemplarity (Mitrache, Mitrache, 2014: 239).
Smith, who also reprinted many dialect texts during the 1830s and 1840s, offers a thorough retrospective that groups works by county, thus positioning ethnocultural exemplarity over thematic content or literary form.
Hoonhout, "Grounding Providence in the Theology of the Creator: The Exemplarity of Thomas Aquinas," HeythropJournal 43:1 (January 2002), 1-19, at 5.
One scholar describes Don Quijote's neurotic indecision as reflecting his society's "crisis of exemplarity," the end result of a process by which classical models of humanist virtue lost their persuasiveness over the course of the sixteenth century (Hampton).
It would be surprising if the text portrayed religious doctrine in a way that would detract from Marcela's Stoic exemplarity.
Mais ce n'est pas tout: << the applications of inquisition moved beyond the boundaries of the ecclesiastical courts into the fields of exemplarity, rhetoric and poetry.
As Andrew Miller notes, exemplarity "is a perlocutionary discourse, its authority founded in the response of its readers.
The attempt to understand the past through exemplarity imagines in that past a pedagogical imperative, a way of embodying and thus inculcating virtue.
His research program considers religion and culture in humanitarian exemplarity.
Alcobia-Murphy, Shane, Medbh McGuckian: The Poetics of Exemplarity.